Maandelijks archief: januari 1970

Your Brain on Exercise

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Your Brain on Exercise

It’s universally accepted that the benefits of exercise go well beyond fitness, from reducing the risk of disease to improving sleep and enhancing mood. Physical activity gives cognitive function a boost as well as fortifying memory and safeguarding thinking skills.
But can it enhance your vision?…

Your Brain on Exercise

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Encouragement From the Future

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Encouragement From the Future

Three UC Santa Barbara engineering undergraduate students were named recipients of $1,000 scholarships to be awarded during National Engineers Week, Feb. 19-25.
Dorian Bruch, Hyun Bum Cho and Michael Abramovitch were chosen to receive the scholarships by the local chapter of DiscoverE, a coalition…

Encouragement From the Future

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An Experiment in History

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An Experiment in History

The first European settlers to set foot on California soil didn’t arrive alone. Clattering behind the sandals and boots of the Spanish missionaries were the hooves of their cattle and sheep.
Over the next few centuries, the number of imported livestock grazing California rangelands swelled into the…

An Experiment in History

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Beach Bashing

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Beach Bashing

Last winter’s El Niño might have felt weak to residents of Southern California, but it was in fact one of the most powerful climate events of the past 145 years.
If such severe El Niño events become more common in the future as some studies suggest they might, the California coast — home to more…

Beach Bashing

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Snow Job

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Snow Job

More than one-sixth of the world’s population relies on seasonal snow and glaciers for water. And in the western United States as much as three-quarters of the water supply comes from snow — an essential supply for agricultural crops.
For decades, satellites have measured the area covered by snow,…

Snow Job

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News Evolution

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News Evolution

Let’s say you receive a Facebook message from a friend with news that your favorite football team is moving to another state. He tells you he read it on a blog you know about. If you’re an average 21st-century American, chances are you’ll believe it, and you won’t even bother to verify it.
When it…

News Evolution

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Bumps in the Road

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Bumps in the Road

Those traveling through the UC Santa Barbara campus over Winter and Spring quarters are likely to run into a bit of roadwork and other construction, as crews took advantage of the 2016 year-end slowdown to get a jump on the ongoing campus infrastructure renewal project. The project aims to replace…

Bumps in the Road

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Winter Arts

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Winter Arts

In August 1960, choreographer Anna Halprin taught an experimental workshop attended by Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer. Within two years of that gathering, Forti’s conceptually forceful dance constructions had premiered in Yoko Ono’s loft and Rainer had cofounded the groundbreaking Judson Dance…

Winter Arts

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'Inside, Outside and Beyond'

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'Inside, Outside and Beyond'

One seed is all it takes.
Given proper care and attention, a single seed can grow into something that flowers for generations. And that’s the hope — both literally and figuratively — of a unique new collaboration at UC Santa Barbara.
The university’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE),…

'Inside, Outside and Beyond'

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Holy Guacamole!

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Holy Guacamole!

There’s a new pest in town and it’s threatening one of the area’s top crops: avocados. First discovered in Los Angeles County in 2003, six-legged Asian shot hole borers have been found by UC Santa Barbara researchers in their own backyard.
Last year, the insects appeared in avocado orchards in…

Holy Guacamole!

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Using the Force

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Using the Force

Whether building organs or maintaining healthy adult tissues, cells use biochemical and mechanical cues from their environment to make important decisions, such as becoming a neuron, a skin cell or a heart cell. Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have developed a powerful new technique that reveals for…

Using the Force

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Solar Cell Game Changer

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Solar Cell Game Changer

With a new technique for manufacturing single-layer organic polymer solar cells, scientists at UC Santa Barbara and three other universities might very well move organic photovoltaics into a whole new generation of wearable devices and enable small-scale distributed power generation.
The simple…

Solar Cell Game Changer

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